Yellow Jackets take Tri-9 contest in OT

Dec. 12, 2012 @ 06:25 PM

Boys basketball

Lee County 55, Middle Creek 52 - OT

The Yellow Jackets (3-2, 2-1) rallied with a 17-10 advantage in the fourth quarter to force overtime, with a 45-45 score through regulation, then win, in a Tri-Nine Conference game at Middle Creek (4-3, 1-1) Tuesday night.

Junior forward Dewaun McEachin led Lee County with 20 points. Dante Graham scored 18 points and Jason Payne added 12 points.

Quentin Jackson led Middle Creek with 24 points. The Mustangs swept Lee County, with wins by 14 and 16 points, last season.

Lee County will host county rival Southern Lee Saturday at 6:30 p.m.

Northwood Temple 62, Grace Christian 38

Macoumba Kane scored 22 points and Darius Moore added 17 points as Northwood Temple improved to a 9-2 mark with a Carolina Christian Conference win at Grace Christian Tuesday.

Zach Boggs scored 18 points and Isaiah Jones scored eight points for the Crusaders (7-5, 2-1).

Grace Christian hosts Falcon Christian tonight at 7:30 p.m.

O'Neal 76, Lee Christian 26

O'Neal (3-5) cruised to a season sweep over Lee Christian Tuesday night led by Jacob Talbert going for 35 points, eight rebounds and three blocks.

Jack Johnston had 12 points and five rebounds while John Roger Moore had 10 points and four steals for O'Neal.

Kevin Kemp led Lee Christian with 14 points.

O'Neal hosts North Moore tonight at 7:30 p.m. Lee Christian (1-7) has a conference game at Cape Fear Christian Friday at 7:30 p.m.

Chatham Central 67, Gray Stone Day 42

The Bears routed Gray Stone Day for their first win of the season Tuesday night.

Junior Zack Burke led the Bears with 19 points, 11 rebounds and four steals. Jeremy Kerr scored 13 points. Brandon Phillips and Derrick Harris added eight points each.

Chatham Central (1-4, 1-1) hosts West Montgomery Friday at 7:30 p.m.

Northwood 69, Voyager Academy 58

The host Chargers (3-3, 2-0) pulled away after holding a 27-26 halftime lead for a Carolina 12 win Tuesday night.

Charles Hope led the Chargers with 25 points. Ti Pinnix had 11 points and Aumad Walker had 10 points.

Northwood visits Carrboro Friday for a 7:30 p.m. start.

Douglas Byrd 86, Union Pines 75

Matthew Maness scored 28 points and Malik Crawford scored 20 for the Vikings but Douglas Byrd (2-6, 1-0) topped visiting Union Pines (3-4, 0-1) in a Cape Fear Valley game Tuesday night.

Kendall Hillman and A.D. Murray led five Eagles in double-figure scoring with 17 points each.

The Vikings play a conference game at Overhills Friday at 8 p.m.

Westover 88, Overhills 56

The Wolverines (5-1, 1-0) routed the visiting Jaguars (3-4, 0-1) in a Cape Fear Valley game. Westover used a 26-7 second quarter to build a 45-21 halftime lead.

Titus Gary led Westover with 23 points, including five three-pointers.

Jared Foster scored 18 points for the Jaguars. Josh Mason added eight points.

Overhills will host Union Pines Friday at 8 p.m.

Triton 56, Southern Wayne 50

The Hawks (7-1, 1-0) ran their winning streak to seven games and started Eastern Carolina Conference play with a win on the road Tuesday.

Alex Burnett had a double-double of 13 points and 14 rebounds for Triton. Dedrick Stacker and Ronald Elliott scored 12 points each. The Hawks prevailed after a 28-28 score at halftime.

Tarvis Bradshaw led the Saints (5-2, 0-1) with 12 points.

Triton plays at Smithfield-Selma tonight at 8 p.m.

Girls basketball

Middle Creek 56, Lee County 41

Middle Creek (5-2, 2-0) took the lead with a big second quarter and won a Tri-Nine Conference game at Lee County Tuesday night.

The Lady Yellow Jackets (2-3, 0-3) led 10-9 after one period before Middle Creek rolled out to a 37-15 halftime lead.

De'ja Bland led Lee County with 16 points and five steals. Olivia Sturdivant had 10 points, 10 rebounds and seven steals.

The Lady Jackets will host Southern Lee Saturday at 5 p.m.

Grace Christian 74, Northwood Temple 44

Grace Christian senior Brooke Strickland tallied her fourth quadruple-double of the season, getting 12 points, 13 rebounds, 13 steals and 10 assists in a Lady Crusader conference victory Tuesday night.

Anna Murr scored 29 points, including making 6-of-9 three-pointers, for the Lady Crusaders (10-2, 3-0). Kaycee Murr scored 11 points and Payton Winchell added nine points.

For Northwood Temple, center Marta Mistemko had 39 points, 17 rebounds and 12 blocks.

Grace Christian hosts Southern Lee this evening at 6:30 p.m.

Overhills 46, Westover 36

Overhills (3-4, 1-0) won to open Cape Fear Valley Conference play at Westover (3-3, 0-1) Tuesday night.

GeNiaisha Robinson led the Lady Jaguars with 16 points. Katelyn Clark scored 11 points and KeOsha Robinson had 10 points.

The Lady Jaguars will host Union Pines in a CFVC game Friday at 6:30 p.m.

Union Pines 45, Douglas Byrd 35

The Lady Vikings (3-4, 1-0) won at Douglas Byrd (0-8, 0-1) in their Cape Fear Valley opener.

Stephanie Johnson led Union Pines with 12 points and Lexie Coxe added nine points.

Sade Rogers led Douglas Byrd with 16 points.

Union Pines plays at Overhills Friday at 6:30 p.m.

Northwood 65, Voyager Academy 10

Shontai Totten led the Lady Chargers with 18 points as they routed visiting Voyager in a Carolina 12 game on Tuesday.

Alexis Brower scored 12 points while Gabby Mehringer and Eboni Watson scored 10 each for Northwood (4-2, 2-0).

The Lady Chargers play at Carrboro Friday at 6 p.m.

South Davidson 88, North Moore 76

Larsen Sigmon led South Davidson with 32 points in a Yadkin Valley Conference win over visiting North Moore (4-3, 1-2).

North Moore plays at O'Neal this evening at 6 p.m.

Southern Wayne 52, Triton 46

After trailing 22-1 through one quarter, Triton fought back in the next two periods, getting within a 34-31 Southern Wayne lead to start the fourth quarter at Southern Wayne Tuesday night.

Zaria Atkins and Sharonne Maultsby scored 12 points each leading the Lady Saints (4-3, 1-0).

Mallary Caroway led Triton (3-5, 0-1) with 13 points. Brianna McKoy had 11 points and five steals. Je'nae Harvey had 10 points.

Triton has another Eastern Carolina game tonight at Smithfield-Selma at 6:30 p.m.